Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food (A department of NorthWest Arkansas Community College)
801 S.E. Eighth St.
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 631-8600
Online: brightwater.org Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food was conceived to be more than a typical culinary school. As an academic department of NWACC, Brightwater offers an innovative educational setting and holistic programming in the areas of Artisanal Food, Beverage Arts, Baking & Pastry and Culinary Arts by focusing on the larger food system, culinary skills, wellness and the strengthening of local food networks. Brightwater proudly provides individuals, students and professionals with world-class training at any point on their journey into the world of food.
Enrollment 175
School Type 2 Year
Funding Type Public
Admissions Information
Requirements High school diploma or GED; ACT, SAT, required for placement only; some programs have additional requirements. Open admission.
Admissions Email enrollmentsupport@nwacc.edu
Admissions Phone (479) 986-4000
Scholarship Information
Highlights There are a number of private scholarships available for culinary students, from companies like Reynolds.

In general:
Thanks to our wonderful and generous donors, NWACC is able to provide over 130 scholarships to students.

The availability, application type, qualifications, and award amounts are subject to change and can vary from academic year to academic year.

Scholarships are available annually: For all students during Dec. 1 to March, which awards the following academic year, and Nursing students during September to October for current nursing students, which is awarded the current academic year

Students must be enrolled or will be enrolled at NWACC during the semester(s) for which the scholarship will be awarded, and they must meet all requirements for an NWACC scholarship to qualify to apply.
More Information Click Here Scholarship Email scholarships@nwacc.edu Scholarship Phone (479) 619-4316
Tuition Information
See tuition and fees at nwacc.edu/treasurer
In-state Tuition $75.00
Annual Fee Notes See tuition and fees at nwacc.edu/treasurer
Bilingual Admissions Contact Erika Garcia (479) 986-4000
Financial Aid Information
Highlights
43% of students receive financial aid; abundant work study opportunities; Financial aid deadlines: Summer and Fall: May 1, Spring: Nov. 1
Financial Aid Contact Michelle Cordell Director
Financial Aid Phone (479) 986-4000
Financial Aid Email enrollmentsupport@nwacc.edu
More Information Click Here

Degree Programs

Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Arts

Artisanal Food

Beverage Arts

Baking Arts

Culinary Arts

Artisanal Food

Beverage Arts

Culinary (or Culinary Arts)

Baking & Pastry (or Baking Arts)

Artisanal Food

Beverage Arts